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2017 Château La Fleur Petrus

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ITEM 9470979 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

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$180
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I9447165 1 $180 May 12, 2024
2017 Château La Fleur Petrus

RATINGS

96Vinous / IWC

Aromatic, sculpted fruit gives the 2017 its sense of regal beauty and total finesse. Beautifully lifted and precise, it is framed by gentle, silky tannins. Small red berries, mint, blood orange, spice and licorice develop in the glass, but it is the wine's cashmere-like softness that impresses most...a real standout.

96James Suckling

...smoky edge to the nose with a wealth of ripe dark and red plums, as well as violets, blueberries and wet earth. The palate is very plush and smoothly arranged with a very attractive weave of ripe, supple tannin and a long, fresh and fleshy hold on the finish.

95Jeb Dunnuck

...seamless, medium to full-bodied...fantastic cassis and black raspberry fruits, lots of floral and spice nuances, subtle oak, and ripe, present, polished tannins.

94+ The Wine Advocate

...opening to offer glimpses at kirsch, black raspberries and warm plums plus nuances of potpourri, powdered cinnamon, dusty soil and dried lavender. Medium-bodied, the palate is finely knit and elegant with a firm frame of grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.

94Wine Spectator

Ripe and warm in feel, featuring steeped plum, blackberry and fig notes carried by velvety but substantial tannins. Shows good cut, with notes of ganache and black tea driving the finish, ending with a second whoosh of fruit.

94Wine Enthusiast

This wine has great richness and acidity, conveying power, density and a hint of spice and perfume from the Cabernet Franc in the blend.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Fragrant with pure dark fruit and graphite mineral character. Firm, savoury and dark-suited...beautifully contained and balanced.

PRODUCER

Château La Fleur Petrus

Château La Fleur Petrus is a 33-acre estate in the Pomerol appellation of Bordeaux. It is part of the Jean Pierre Moueix family wine conglomerate, which is a negociant and estate owner. The family also owns Petrus, Lagrange, Latour a Pomerol, Trotanoy, Lafleur-Gazin, and Dominus in Napa Valley, among many other estates. Vineyards are planted to 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. About 50,000 bottles are produced annually.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pomerol

Pomerol is the smallest of Bordeaux’s red wine producing regions, with only about 2,000 acres of vineyards. Located on the east side of the Dordogne River, it is one of the so-called “right bank” appellations and therefore planted primarily to Merlot. Pomerol is unique in Bordeaux in that it is the only district never to have been rated in a classification system. Some historians think Pomerol’s location on the right bank made it unattractive to Bordeaux-based wine traders, who had plenty of wine from Medoc and Graves to export to England and northern Europe. Since ranking estates was essentially a marketing ploy to help brokers sell wine, ranking an area where they did little business held no interest for them. Pomerol didn’t get much attention from the international wine community until the 1960s, when Jean-Pierre Moueix, an entrepreneurial wine merchant, started buying some of Pomerol’s best estates and exporting the wines. Today the influential Moueix family owns Pomerol’s most famous estate, Château Pétrus, along with numerous other Pomerol estates. Pomerol wines, primarily Merlot blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, are considered softer and less tannic than left bank Bordeaux.